A Critical Film Review of “The Great Happiness Space”


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Sexuality in Modern Japan: A Critical Film Review of The Great Happiness Space
The following paper will explore how The Great Happiness Space captures contemporary sex and sexuality in Japan. In the film, we are exposed to a sex café where young men are taught how to groom, talk and walk so as to attract and seduce, and fake relationships with, young women. The film is rather brutal and unadorned and makes it plain just how cynical and empty this world really is for the relationships are primarily transient and carnal and nothing beyond that; however, I believe that the film is also making a critical point about how gender relations in Japan are changing now that women are out in force in the labour market and old conventions are crumbling...
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.....ty if human sexuality becomes too dissolute.
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Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. New York: Vintage Books, year of publication not provided. Print.
Fruhstuck, Sabine. Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, year of publication not provided. Print.
Great Happiness Space, The. Dir. Jake Clennell. Jake Clennell Productions, 2006.
Silverberg, Miriam. “The Modern Girl as Militant.” Recreating Japanese Women: 1600-1945. Ed. G.L. Bernstein. Berkeley: University of California Press, no date of publication provided. Print.
Ueno, Chizuko. “The Declining Birthrate: Whose Problem?” Review of Population and Social Policy 7 (No date of publication provided): 103-128. Print.